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cause of growth hormone deficiency

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Lots of things: Congenital pituitary abnormalities, brain tumors, brain injuries, radiation to the brain, oxygen deprivation, hereditary gh deficiency, etc. In many p ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary activity: There are several reasons why children or adults can have a pituitary that is unable to make enough hgh for adequate growth or metabolic wellbeing. Co ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Several possible: Genetic factors are thought to account for 5% of growth hormone deficiency. Three forms, an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or x-linked are kn ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
GH: Growth hormone goes down normally with age, but if deficient can cause many symptoms including fatigue, low exercise tolerance, low stamina and depre ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
No: Growth hormone is made by the pituitary gland. Its major function is in promoting growth in children. It has a very small role in adult health. Dis ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Depends: When kids are diagnosed with gh deficiency, a brain MRI is done to look for anything which may be disturbing the pituitary gland. Most often, gh defic ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: Untreated gh deficiency in infants may cause low blood sugar. Likewise, gh is a diabetogenic hormone and can raise blood sugars, sometimes too much.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No relation to that: No there is no relationship to that.Growth hormone deficiency does not cause behavioral problems.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
45 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: GH deficiency is either something people are born with or may develop as older kids or adults due to a tumor near the pituitary gland. A balanced die ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Deficiency of hGH in: Very rare, unless you have had prior pituitary surgery or radiation. Even more rare is aghd due to head trauma. Most quack doctors make the diagnosis ... Read More
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